Hen Party Activities in Edinburgh

With a huge amount of sights and attractions to see in the day as well as many bustling restaurants, bars and clubs to dance the night away in, you’re spoilt for choice at where to head to next with an Edinburgh hen do.
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Edinburgh Hen Parties

A hen party in Edinburgh is the best way to enjoy this amazing city and all it has to offer as you’re surrounded by your closest friends. With some amazing day activities why not visit Edinburgh Castle, or head to Edinburgh Zoo and see the only Giant Panda currently residing in the UK!

Alternatively, explore the many shops that line the Royal Mile and surrounding areas for some retail therapy. Duck into the nearest café or coffee shop and get some delicious food to refuel you before you carry on exploring this great city.

There are many cinemas, theatres and comedy shows going on in Edinburgh and you’ll always find something to do in this buzzing city. As the night draws near you’ll find yourself in a bar or pub to toast the bride-to-be before heading onto a great restaurant in the city. After you’re well fed it’s time to party in one of Edinburgh’s many clubs or bars!

Hen Party Activities in Edinburgh

We have a great range of events, experiences and activities on offer to make your hen day or weekend that extra bit special! For the more active hens, events such as a School Sports Day or Bubble Mayhen are perfect to get your body moving with these fun and physical experiences.

For the cheekier hen, why not try a Nude Life Drawing class with a live nude model to copy from. Or a Burlesque Dance Class to learn how to tease and seduce your beau back at home. Whatever you choose, this is the perfect city to celebrate your Hen Do in Edinburgh!

Alternatively, for the foodies out there, we have a range of restaurants in Edinburgh such as Las Iguanas to tempt you with. Or for those who enjoy their drink, Cocktail Making is a great way to get your hens together, break the ice and loosen everyone up by discussing various cocktails and getting your hands stuck in. From Cocktail Making as a stand-alone event to Cocktail Making with a two-course meal included, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

If you’d like to totally indulge yourself and your senses for your hen party, why not give Chocolate Making a go. You will watch demonstrations from a professional chocolatier before getting your hands dirty by making and decorating your very own chocolate. And of course, there’ll be samples to taste along the way as well as getting to take home the treats you’ve made!

Reviews for Edinburgh hen activities

Afternoon Tea Bus


Tatjana Hofmann
Dirty Dancing

Really enjoyed it

Teresa Macleod
Nude Life Drawing with a Male Model

This was a good option for a bride to be who liked life drawing anyway but was slightly awkward for everyone and could’ve been dinner. It was very much a life drawing class rather than a funny hen activity.

Catriona Burrow
Mini Highland Experience

Very happy with this activity.

Iain Cain

Did you know?

  • Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland.
  • Edinburgh Castle is built on an extinct volcano.
  • The Royal Mile isn’t really one mile long. It’s one mile and 107 yards long.
  • Edinburgh was the first city in the world to have its own fire service, run by volunteers.
  • The Encyclopaedia Britannica was first produced in Edinburgh.
  • Edinburgh has more listed buildings than anywhere else in the world.
  • The world’ first, and only, knighted penguin lives at Edinburgh Zoo!
  • Edinburgh’s the greenest city in the UK with a totally of 112 parks and green spaces.
  • J.K. Rowling drew inspiration whist writing the Harry Potter franchise when she was living in Edinburgh. She took inspiration for the book from her surroundings and even used names, such as Tom Riddle, from a gravestone in a cemetery nearby.
  • The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.
  • Edinburgh Fringe is the world’s biggest arts festival. With comedy, theatre, music and a whole host of performances on throughout the festival period that takes over this city.
  • The Eurovision Song Contest was hosted by Edinburgh in 1972.
  • Charles Dickens created the character of Scrooge when he misread the gravestone of ‘Ebenezer Scroggie’. Dickens was perplexed as to what gave this man the inscription of ‘Meanman’ – but the tombstone actually read ‘Mealman’ which means corn trader!
  • Edinburgh Zoo is the only zoo in the UK that is home to Koalas and Giant Pandas.

Edinburgh in numbers

  • Around 13 million tourists visit Edinburgh each year.
  • According to the Guinness World Records, Elaine Davidson is the world’s most pierced woman – with the count growing each year! She resides in Edinburgh.
  • The population of Edinburgh is 513,210 people as of mid-2017.
  • From the 2011 census there are more women (51.5%) than men (48.5 per cent) living in Edinburgh.
  • One-person households are now the most common household type - accounting for 35% of all households.
  • Just over a quarter of the population in Scotland, aged 16 and over, have achieved Census Level 4 or above qualifications, e.g. a university degree.
  • 'Health and social work' and 'Retail activities' were the two largest industry sectors in 2011 in terms of the number of employed people aged 16 to 74, each accounting for 15% of this population.

Local Celebs

“Shaken, not stirred” is one of the most well-known phrases in cinematic history and an Edinburgh-born actor has spoken those very words as one of the longest-running actors to play James Bond – Sean Connery. Born in Fountainbridge Edinburgh, Sean Connery even has a tattoo of Scotland to pay homage to this amazing place.

Another famous Scottish actor is Iain Glen, who was born in Edinburgh. Many of you will know him from his parts in Game of Thrones and Resident Evil. He was educated in Edinburgh, went to university in Scotland before moving to London to pursue his acting career.

It seems that a lot of great actors’ hail from Edinburgh as we’ve got another celeb to add to the list. Ian Richardson is most known for his role in House of Cards (the original British version), as well as this he was a leading Shakespearean actor on stage.

Whether you’re after a fancy restaurant or want more of a chilled evening in a pub, Edinburgh has something for everyone. With plenty of cafes to pop into for some breakfast or lunch why not visit Fortitude Coffee for your morning caffeine hit before exploring Edinburgh. This coffee shop is situated in Edinburgh’s New Town but with only a few seats available it’s best to grab and go to enjoy on your walk around the city.

If you’re looking for a healthy spot for brunch then Hula Juice Bar & Gallery has to be at the top of your list. With a range of healthy juices, smoothies and acai bowls as well as wraps, salads and soups for a light lunch that’ll get you re-fuelled ready for a fantastic afternoon for your Hen Party in Edinburgh.

Another great spot to head to for lunch as well as having a wander is the food markets around Edinburgh. From Leith, Stockbridge and Grassmarket there’s something for everyone as these food vendors serve up delicious grub from all over the world. It’s the perfect spot to grab some lunch just make sure you check whether it’s running whilst you’re there!

Once evening comes why not head to a fancy restaurant and try out The Ivy on the Square in Edinburgh. This branch of the infamous Ivy is every bit as impressive as it’s London counterpart. Located in Edinburgh’s New Town it’s the perfect place to eat where you can even enjoy a few drinks at their bar before heading off to another nearby bar. Make sure you book a table as this restaurant can get very busy on the weekends!

Get a cocktail, or two… or three in at a bar to toast the bride-to-be on her special occasion. Head to Voodoo Rooms in Edinburgh’s New Town, this opulent cocktail bar will serve you the very best and most impressive cocktails as you and the girls settle down to your drinks. This is the perfect way to end the evening, or even start it as you carry on your celebrations into the night! Or, why not get behind the bar yourself and check out these Cocktail Making classes in Edinburgh for your hen do.

For your big night out in Edinburgh there are some great clubs to start and end your night in as you party into the early hours on your Edinburgh hen do. Liquid Rooms is a staple favourite in this city as it’s the longest running venue in Edinburgh. You’ll be met with an array of different music but most importantly a fab dance floor with plenty of space to boogie and have fun! With different nights of the week hosting different music choices you can go to the one that suits your tastes the best.
Cabaret Voltaire is another great long-standing club that hosts music nights ready for party-goers to flock to. Not only are there great club nights but live music shows and other special events that make this venue the so renowned throughout Edinburgh and afar. They even have a speakeasy bar that operates through the afternoon and well into the evening, providing live DJs and an array of cocktail and drink choices.

The summer months bring the famous Edinburgh Fringe Festival that attracts all sorts of artists, performers and creative folk to this amazing city. Heading here at this time will be incredibly busy so make sure you book accommodation in advance to avoid disappointment. What you will find is the city’s buzz around this time where the streets are filled with performances and there’ll be something new to see and do everyday with the festival.

Alternatively, if this gets a little too busy for you during the Fringe why not head in spring or autumn where the weather is still pleasant, and you can enjoy all the sight-seeing whilst it’s still warm and not have to bring a coat with you on your night out!

Of course, Edinburgh around Christmas time is magical with the Christmas markets serving delicious food and mulled wine with an array on independent shops all lined up inside the wooden cabins that fill the market. There’s even an ice-skating rink that’s put up around this time for you girls to have a go and make a great photo opportunity from.
Edinburgh is well connected whether you’re flying in by plane into Edinburgh Airport or you’re getting the train into Edinburgh Waverley station, this city is well connected. With buses running across the city it’s easy to hop on and off to get where you need to be.
Alternatively, the city centre is walkable from one end to the other so get some good flat shoes on and get walking! Especially if you’re going to be strolling along the Royal Mile. On nights out, there are night buses that cover the city as well as plenty of taxi ranks for you to get back to your accommodation even quicker.

Fancy a Hen Party in Edinburgh?

Now you’re all caught up on what there is to see and do for your Edinburgh hen party there’s only one thing for it and that’s to book onto some great activities! Once you’ve chosen one, or a few, that take your fancy all that’s left to do is enquire. Just fill out the short enquiry form on the activity page where you can input the number of guests attending, the date and the time you wish to go on your activity before clicking the enquire button. Once you do and you’re all signed up, this sends a direct message to the activity provider who’ll get back to you regarding availability. From your fizzbox inbox you can message the activity provider directly and ask them any burning questions you have about the event or clarity on any details – simple!

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